Spring Break… or Spring Service?

Spring Break… or Spring Service?

For many college students, spring break is a time to head to the coast, forget all troubles of papers and of grades, and become beach bums for a week. Some take a camping trip as a good substitute, or a trip to the city to see the sites. Spring break should be...
Irish at Heart

Irish at Heart

Green. What do you think of when you think of green? Perhaps plants? Or just living things in general? Or more likely, at this time of year… Ireland! Let’s all just admit it right now. We all want to be Irish. On St. Patrick’s day, most of us suddenly dug up our...
St. Joseph’s Grapes

St. Joseph’s Grapes

Holy Mother Church made quite a statement this year in moving the feast of St. Joseph from the usual 19th of March to the 20th, since the 19th fell on a Sunday this year. St. Joseph’s feast is so big, we can’t just have it bumped off the calendar without...
Catholic Schools: A Gift Worth Celebrating

Catholic Schools: A Gift Worth Celebrating

At Hayden Child Care Center, the morning cheer to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week went something like this: ‘Jesus is the lead that’s why we learn to read…Jesus is the Way, that’s why we learn to pray.’ Our students celebrated...
Green is the New Brown

Green is the New Brown

For the past couple of years, as the drought has gotten progressively worse, all of our Carmelite Sisters have been busy praying and praying for God’s gift of rain. It’s funny how, so often, we don’t realize what a gift something is until we don’t have it anymore, and...
Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes

“Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” This Ash Wednesday wake up call is quite a “zinger” to all of us. There was a time when none of us existed. And remember that one day, again, you will not exist on this earth. There is a quote from St....